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. >> it begins with re-electing barack obama. >> it begins with you. >> with your help we will keep moving forward. >> we must work like never before. >> campaign 2012, the democratic national convention, from charlotte, north carolina, here is scott pelley. >> good evening. the contest for the white house is tied. can the democrats make a case that will swing the race? >> tonight is an opportunity so they are bringing in their heavy hitter, bill clinton, the first and last democratic president since fdr to be elected to two full terms. >> mr. clinton will put barack obama's name in nomination with his speech tonight. the first time one president has done that for another. maybe that will take the democrats minds off the rain on their parade. this was to be the scene of president obama's acceptance speech tomorrow, the home of the carolina panthers, they were, there were going to be 65,000 people and fireworks, but now the forecast is for thunderstorms and the event is being moved back here to this much smaller arena. >> the president arrived in charlotte this afternoon but his trip from w
be no bump to get for either candidate, barack obama may not get one. barack obama also got some bad news today. an abc poll shows that like mitt romney, his unfavor ability rating now are higher than his favorable rating. so both of these candidates have got a little work to do. >> pinkston: thanks, bob. norah o'donnell, cohost of cbs this morning is down on the convention floor, norah. >> reporter: this crowd is shouting barack obama will move this country forward, not back. that is the big challenge for democrats this week. the president has got to win over a majority of americans who still disapprove of the way he is handling the economy. it's not just about convincing voters that the economy is getting better. he has got to address some of the real concerns, anxiety among middle class voters. and that's what first lady michelle obama is going to try to do tonight. >> pinkston: an michelle obama will be coming up portly but first the keynote address by the mayor of san antonio julian castro right after these messages. >> pelley: ,. [ male announcer ] here's a fun fact: this single sco
y: tonigy: tonight, the president asks for patience and a second term. ar barack obama prepares to accept the nomination, we put this question to the first lady- do you think there's a reasonable chance that your husband could lose this election? reports from nancy cordes, norah o'donnell, and bob schieffer. the stock market soars to heights not seen since perfect the-- before the great recession. masoony mason tells us why. mark strassmann on the reincarnation of isaac, and the d orm's oily legacy on the gulf coast. and mark phills with bradley snyder. he lost something precious in the war but back home, he found something priceless. >> to be able to hop in the pool, it gives me an immense amount of confidence moving sorward into life. captioning sponsored by cbs hehis is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley, live from the democratic national convention. >> pelley: good evening. legh stakes here tonight for the president of the united states as he tries for a breakout moment in this dead-heat race mir the white house. barack obama will accept the nomination of his party, bu
, florida, to sit down with president obama. scott, what did the president have to say? >> pelley: noragreat to be with you this morning. the the president and mr. romney have so many campaign stops in florida and ohio, it almost looks like they're running for governor. but we caught up with the president in st. petersburg, as you said, and one of the things we wanted to ask him about is how things would change in a second obama term. we pointed out to the president, of course, if he is re-elected, it is very likely that john boehner will still be speaker of the house, and paul ryan will still be the chairman of the budget committee. so i wanted to know from the president how they would try to achieve a grand bargain on the budget with all of the players remaining the same. here's a little bit of what the president had to say. if you win, will you be willing to compromise? what are you willing to give in order to complete this grand bargain on the budget that has failed? >> well, keep in mind that the trillion dollars that we cut, you know, was a painful exercise. there are some programs tha
this morning" from the site of the democratic national convention in charlotte. >>> president obama makes a surprise visit after bill clinton brings the delegates to their feet. >>> we'll ask two top advisers what the president will say tonight. and we'll also speak with caroline kennedy. >>> a bizarre bank robbery straight out of the movies leaves los angeles police baffled. >>> plus, andy roddick's emotional farewell at the u.s. open. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i want to nominate a man who's cool on the outside, but who burns for america on the inside. [ cheers and applause ] >> bill clinton defends president obama and makes the case for re-election. >> are we better off than we were when he took office? the answer is yes. >> president obama will not deliver his address at an outdoor football stadium. >> apparently the campaign is concerned about this well-known weather phenomenon known as empty seats. >> a broken-off remnant of isaac is now making a second appearance in the gulf of mexico. that could mean more downpou
americans are worse off under president obama. >> simply put, the jimmy carter years looked like the good old days compared to where we are right now. >> america is better off today. >>> closing in. a wildfire threatens a southern california community as hundreds of firefighters try to extinguish the flames. >> i don't want this place to burn up. this is my home. >>> and rampage in russia. a man takes a destructive spin through a parking lot in a construction vehicle, and after it's over, he has to deal with some angry eyewitnesses. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. tonight, the democratic national convention kicks off in charlotte, north carolina, a state president obama barely carried in 2008. and according to a new poll of north carolina voters, mitt romney now leads the president by four points. during the convention, democrats hope to draw a sharp contrast with republicans. but tonight, first lady michelle obama will try to get her party back on message after they bungled a very simple question. susan mcginnis is at the conv
convention, and their theme seems to be everybody is disappointed in barack obama. they don't say he's a bad guy. it's like from the requested wizard of ozits" when he said, "i'm not a bad man. i'm just a bad wizard." that seems to be what they're saying about barack obama. how do you handle that? >> look, there were three things that you didn't see at the republican convention. you didn't see any new ideas for creating jobs. you didn't see george bush. and you didn't see mitt romney's tax returns. and the fact of the matter is, it was george bush's policy that drove our country into the worst set of problems any president as inherited since franklin delano roosevelt. but facts are facts and we can't deny for 29 months in a row we have seen positive private sect job growth, foreclosures are better than before the president took office. this is hard. these are deep problems. what you're going to see in the next few days here in charlotte, san agenda and a vision for america's future, where our middle class is actually growing, becoming stronger, where we create opportunity. their only idea is
>>> presidential power. surprise appearance from barack obama at the democratic national convention after bill clinton tries to sell voters on four more years of an obama administration. >> we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >>> isaac's effects. oil from the bp spill is discovered after the storm tears up beaches along the gulf coast. >>> kick-off controversy. the nfl season gets under way last night but a new study reveals the potentially dangerous effects of playing the sport. >> never did i think that my mental or cognitive abilities would be impaired by playing mental or cognitive abilities would be impaired by playing this game. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 6, 2012. good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the curtain comes down on the democratic national convention today. president obama delivers his acceptance speech tonight in the finale. the president was officially nominated for a second term last night after
>>> candid conversation. president obama and mitt romney battle over taxes in separate interviews for "60 minutes." >> he seems to have only one note, tax cuts for the wealthy, and rolling back regulations as a recipe for success. >> i'll not raise taxes on middle income folks. i'll not lower the share of taxes paid by high income individuals. >>> imposter in the air. a man claiming to be an airline pilot is accused of flying in the cockpit of a passenger jet. >>> heavy heart. nfl player shines on the field just hours after losing a family member. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 24, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney is in colorado today and begins a bus tour in ohio tomorrow. he's cutting down on fundraising and spending more time with voters. he admits he's slipping behind the president in several key swing states. today in ohio the obama campaign unleashes a campaign ad targeting romney's comments about americans who don't pay taxes. last night president obama and mitt romney made their case. susan mcginni
this morning" from the site of the democratic convention in charlotte. >>> michelle obama tells voters the president knows what they're going through. >>> tonight, former president bill clinton will take center stage to make his case for re-electing president obama. >>> gunfire erupts as a politician takes the stage during an election night rally. >>> and we'll introduce you to the nfl's most interesting man. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i have seen first-hand that being president doesn't change who you are. no. it reveals who you are. >> the first lady makes a personal pitch at the democratic national convention. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. [ applause ] >> julian castro, the mayor of san antonio, gave the keynote address. >> we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. >>> nascar is a metaphor for the democratic party. everyone else is just here waiting for them to fl
>>> personal appeal. first lady michelle obama's speech to the democratic national convention aims to inspire voters to re-elect her husband. >> barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. >>> rejecting romney. san antonio mayor julian castro uses the convention's keynote address to make the case against the gop ticket. >> their theory has been tested. it failed. our economy failed. the middle class paid the price, your family paid the price. mitt romney just doesn't get it. >>> election violence in canada. quebec's newly elected premier is pulled off stage after a deadly shooting at her victory rally. >>> the seal's story. one of the elite commandos who took out osama bin laden tells scott pelley about the mission and how it almost failed. >> at this point, i was pretty sure we were going in. >> going to crash? sure we were going in. >> going to crash? >> yeah. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september
president obama a lot of cover, the economy needs to start recovering before before we make any sacrifices before we ask people to make any sacrifice and i think there the president will be able to if he is reelected to kind of have a simpson-bowles moment and that is what clinton is trying to set him up to do. >> i also thought he gave cover in another way which is to say, there is a lot to be dealt with here, first in the short-term and the long-term, and we don't expect the president to come out and say right now what his negotiating position, what his end point is going to be of the negotiations so everyone should get together and start working on this. so when president obama said he was thinking about naming bill clinton as secretary for explaining stuff, he also meant not quite explaining it when the need arose. >> yes. >> schieffer: peggy, let me just start with you. this week, i mean, you write this column for the wall street journal, many conservatives look to you for advice. i mean you are a leading voice on the right. you called the romney campaign this week a rolling calamity.
um98qvamno >>> campaign, mitt romney pounces on president obama's statement that washington can't be transformed from the inside. >> i can change washington, i will change washington. we'll get the job done from the inside. >> iphone frenzy. long lines form as apple starts selling the next generation of its blockbuster smartphone. >>> national pride. the washington nationals clinch a playoff spot bringing post-season baseball to the nation's capital for the first time in nearly 80 years. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 21, 2012. good morning everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm anne-marie green. the first in person vote for campaign 2012 will be cast today. two states begin early voting. early voting accounted for a record 30% of all votes cast in the 2008 election. meanwhile both presidential candidates will be looking for votes in key battleground states today. program is in virginia, mitt romney is in nevada. he has a new battle cry. he's accusing the president of surrendering his ability to change washington. >> reporter: mitt romney jumped all over thi
>> tonight, getting ready to go one on one. ( cheers ) candidates obama and romney hunker down to practice for their first debate in just five days. a crime-ridden city fires its police force. tony guida reports on why camden, new jersey, is making this dramatic move. a bumper crop of bad apples, thanks to fickle weather. manuel bojorquez talks to orchard owners counting up their losses. and new meaning to the phrase "a dog's life." michelle miller takes us inside a new luxury pet hotel. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> reid: good evening. i'm chip reid. of the 38 days remaining until election day, the most important of all may be this coming wednesday when president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first of three debates. the stakes are sky high, especially for mr. romney. running mate paul ryan made the case for a mitt romney presidency today in the toss-up state of new hampshire. >> we have got to stop spending money we don't have. >> reporter: vice president joe biden campaigned in battled ground florida, where he argued that the ob
at 7:00 eastern time. tonight, the person who knows president obama best will make the case for a second term. this is michelle obama's night on the stage. we have our campaign 2012 team covering it. first we'll go to norah o'donnell, cohost of "cbs this morning." norah. >> reporter: scott, you know, if mitt romney was trying to make the case that president obama has failed to lead, first lady michelle obama tonight will argue that president obama is the only one who understands the struggles of middle class america. i spoke with several advisors to the obama campaign today who described this as a very personal speech. the first lady will talk about the values and experiences that drive the president every day in the oval office. she's going to remind viewers, of course, of her husband's personal story, growing up with a single mom, being raised by a working grandmother. we told there will be personal anecdotes about their marriage. the first lady will brag about the president in a way that only a spouse can do. she is going to tout a number of accomplishments including a bi
will finish what we started. >> we're going to keep president obama on the job. >> campaign 2012, the democratic national convention. from charlotte, north carolina, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is the night president barack obama accepts the democratic nomination for the second term and tries in his acceptance speech to convince voters that he deserves one. joining me in our coverage is bob schieffer up here in the anchor booth, and down on the convention floor, our cbs news campaign 2012 team. bye-bye, this is,sh, the second time mr. obama has accepted the nomination, in 2008 in denver, he was talking about hope and change. this time he's got a very different job to do. >> yeah, he's going to talk about hope and patience. the table has now been set, scott. bill clinton made a great speech last night, but people don't vote for the nominee. tonight we will hear from the guy who is running for the office, and it will be up to him now, to convince the american people that he knows the right way to go. >> pelley: and down on the podium, winding up the crowd ri
is that it highlights a great foreign policy accomplishiment for the obama administration, and so this is an area where it's not only does the president lead mitt romney on the question of who can handle a crisis, but it also goes to leadership. and one of the questions in this election is which of these two men do you think can be a leader. that's the positive side for the president. the double play side is this looks like he's trading on the blood of men and that he's keepingenning the accomplishment and endangering and changing the culture, that the president and his seam get associated with being too rah-rah-- >> right, but the president didn't write this book. >> he didn't write the book but it comes into the public conversation. joe biden's line,"bin laden is dead, g.m. is alive." bin laden when mentioned and even shown on the screen, the cheers went up like crazy which made some democrats uncomfortable. but the book brings the thing back into conversation, which has political upsides but it also has downsides if terms of looking like the president is trying to take too much credit for this. >> w
>> glor: tonight on the road to charlotte, president obama takes es his ma to the democratic national convention through key battleground states and nancy ncydes is with him. the painfully slow recovery from isaac. thousands are still feeling its effects. manual bojorquez is in louisiana. s a football is about to begin without pro refs. tony guida with the tough calls ahead. aheet's see what the correct heswer was. >> glor: and techie toddlers. going digital. how young is too young. >> good job. >> yeah! captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the "cbs evening news". >> and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. eveninre was any doubt about the importance of battleground states, just look at the president's agenda. today was the eighth time mr. obama has been to colorado just this year. e campaigns there in advance of vancdemocratic national convention starting tuesday. nancy cordes is in boulder tonight. nancy? >> reporter: jeff, all weekend long and here again in boulder today the president argued that governor romney failed to lay out a clear agenda, a clear asion in his co
night was all about michelle obama. she electrified the crowd. michele obama had everyone on the convention floor on their feet. >> i love her >> some had tears in their eyes as mrs. obama spoke passionately about her husband >> i have seen firsthand that being president does not change to your >> it reveals to your >> she says this president is a man whose upbringing and from the values mean you look out for all americans >> that is why he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet >> while the first lady stayed mostly away from politics, the keynote speaker go ride in. he got the crowd fired up when he answered the question, are we better off today than four years ago? >> four years ago america stood on the brink of a depression, despite incredible odds and united republican opposition, our president took action and now we have seen 4.5 million new jobs >> tonight president bill clinton will be the star >> they have used wood and we have the clintons, we went >> is expected to share how he got the economy roll
>>> swing state support, a news cbs news poll shows president obama holding a significant lead over mitt romney in three key states. >> road to the future. google paves the way for a car that can drive and park itself. >> i expect self-driving cars will be far more safer. >> immaculate misconception, nfl backs up a controversial decision made by the replacement officials but the call is raising questions about the referee lockout and becoming a campaign issue. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 26, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the race for the white house has taken a new turn. less than six weeks before the presidential election president obama is widening his lead over mitt romney. it's estimated 237 are solidly behind president obama or leaning in his direction while 206 votes are in mitt romney's camp. cbs news quinnipiac university "new york times" poll said president obama has gained significant ground over mitt romney in ohio, pennsylvania and florida. we have more on this. >> reporter: good morning. that's
and president but obama and vice- president joe biden will accept their nominations tonight. randall pinkston in charlotte north carolina with more on the final night of the democratic national convention. >>> we will hear from joe biden this week to take care of that tonight the president obama will talk about taxes we've seen an excerpt he said voters face a clear choice for a fundamentally different vision where america should go. final day of the democratic convention packed with star power. ♪ >>> they gear up for president obama's to except his nomination >>> he will not get at the ball park >>> the president has a lot to show for his first term as and the show that to voters >>> he must give a complete list of his accomplishments it is an extremely long list >>> president obama expected to focus on the economy vernon blackwell says he deserves more time to help unemployed americans >>> he needs to finish the work that he started >>> campaign advisers say president obama will bring a positive message to the audience and talk specifics about building a stronger middle- class. he was sup
. >>> president obama and mitt romney campaign in virginia today, their first debate next week. yesterday the candidates were in ohio going head-to-head on such issues like taxes and foreign trade. in an effort to attract working class voters. for romney it's a mission in ohio to make up ground on the president with time running out. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ohio is considered a must-win for both candidates. they've been spending so much time that governor kasich joked they should start paying taxes in the state. it illustrates how important this handful of swing states are. president obama and mitt romney are following each other from one battleground state to another. on wednesday ohio was their target. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio. >> reporter: today it's a quick flight to virginia. >> we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: on wednesday romney tried to convey a more empathetic candidate. >> we have people that are hurting
to. and guess who? you. >> reporter: the obama campaign is trying to portray romney as out of touch in the pocket of big business. but in an interview on nbc's "meet the press" romney offered a forceful defense. >> contrary to what the democrats are saying i'm to the going to increase the tax burden on middle income families. it would absolutely be wrong to do that. >> reporter: accusing democrats of playing politics, he also flatly denied he would give the wealthy a tax break. >> we're not going to have high income people pay less of the tax burden than they pay today, that is not what is going to happen. high-income taxpayers are going to fewer deduction and exemptions. >> reporter: but democrats say the path doesn't add up. if romney refuses to raise taxes, how does he pay for it all without cuts. especially to defense spending. romney said his tax policies would encourage hiring and grow the economy and balance the budget by the end of his second term. he also criticized the president and republican leaders for agreeing to mandatory across-the-board spending cuts, including on d
of their speakers but a headliner tonight will be first lady michelle obama. democrats will still this call later today to kick off their convention and begin the three day process of nominating president obama. >> we just want to be here, this is history. >> delegates will approve the party platform and then hear from a long list of speakers which will painted president obama as the wives humane alternative to mitt romney. the first lady's address will be the final speech tonight. >> i'm looking forward to hearing the first lady, i think that she is dynamic, and i'm just excited. >> i'm sure that she will connect with us, and we will connect with her as we always do. >> the president is not expected to be here when his wife speaks. aides say that he will watch from the white house. this afternoon the president holds a rally in our fault va., on labor day he told autoworkers in ohio that they are better off, thanks to his administration's automobile industry bailout. >> i believe in you, i'd bet on you, i will make that bet any day of the week. >> republicans are hammering away at the president's
center in like occurring in europe if we stick to the same plant that president obama is promising we have the same results. that's the kind of leadership for providing. >>> they're set to debate at center college in danville kentucky on october 11th. >>> far from california political money-making machine this weekend mitt romney and president obama both began rallying their voters in support of crucial states along the east coast. the cbs reporter shows us how the candidates kicked off the coast convention blips. >>> mitt romney handed out dogs to voters in virginia estate or his deadlock with president obama. earlier he used the backdrop at a military aviation museum in virginia beach to focus on the lead defense cuts. greta the kind of numbers of jobs lost in virginia from these cuts is between 102 and a thousand i will not cut our military i will maintain a military commitment. >>> also took aim at friday's drop report say that the president doesn't have it takes to turn the economy around. >>> he doesn't have a plan or any ideas but we have to make sure he doesn't have any m
for the current president when he says barack obama and is still immensely the country for four more years. >>> it has been one-quarter of one year since we have had widespread rainfall in the bay a guess what happens tonight? details on how long the west scuffle sit around coming up. a small memorial is growing tonight outside the chp office in martinez as the community mourns a fallen hero. officered canyon young sam died tonight a day after he was shot in the head during a traffic stop. a father of four was 37 years old. the seven year veteran was based on martina's reporter mark sayers is there tonight. >>> well tonight governor brown is offering condolences on behalf of all californians as of the community and the chp how it mourn the loss of one of their own. >>> and his mind sad duty to share in the that the officer has been taken off life-support. >>> a caplan delivered the news to those gathered to honor the chp officer in and what was supposed to be a vigil quickly became a memorial and the chp says he made one final act of public service. titillates i think it is fitting toh
the day including exclusive video taken moments after the shooting. >> tonight, what michele obama needs to do to convince the nation that her husband deserves a second term and why she might make the president cry >> sunshine for many of you, the golden gate is one of the exceptions. coming up in weather, find out why a stormed down by mexico will have an impact on our weather as soon as tomorrow >> clearing the way for space shuttle endeavor but not everyone is happy a,, i'm so glad you called. thank you. we're not in london, are we? no. why? apparently my debit card is. what? i know. don't worry, we have cancelled your old card. great. thank you. in addition to us monitoring your accounts for unusual activity, you could also set up free account alerts. okay. [ female announcer ] at wells fargo we're working around the clock to help protect your money and financial information. here's your temporary card. welcome back. how was london? [ female announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far. >> the dnc is underway right now in charlotte >> first lady michelle obama is tonight's featured
. obama remains barely popular. >>> near castro kicks off the prime-time coverage of the convention with his keynote address. president obama used the 2014 them to launch himself into the national spotlight. >>> a new poll for the charlotte observer shows mitt romney with a four point lead over the president in north carolina. >>> a democratic official from seven cisco is using harsh language to describe republicans. the state democratic chair used to not see reference. >>> it was enough to reference that quickly sparked an outcry from the gop. he compared republicans to joseph goebbels. propaganda that the administrator for nazi germany. >>> you keep repeating it and that was goebbels. instead of they don't care about facts. they're going to bite. >>> republicans jim democrats jewish leaders were quick to criticize button. he said he never used the word that seat and the hon we apologize to anyone who might of been offended. obama campaign spokesperson tells the l.a. times that burton's comments do not reflect the views of the campaign. >>> you could hear the entire interview from
shows president obama is gaining ground in free swing states he considered key to his reelection. >>> these numbers come 48 days away from the election and it shows obama is pulling away from romney. most likely to determine the election. according to a poll rummy is losing loved in the states in colorado president obama's now as the lead on romney. energy and wisconsin president obama has extended his lead in both states to be on the polls margin of error. rummies, knocked off his campaign off at a when the polls showed he had new post touche make up. >>> that was rummy secretly recorded at a fund-raiser and a. he claimed nearly half the americans leave their victims entitled to government support that don't pay for their taxes purely is continuing to defend these comments he says he was talking about winning the election a focus of a 5 percent of voters who are undecided. on a took a few jabs at the blood during a fund-raiser in salt lake city. >>> by virtue of what you put in place we have seen the results over these past four years. those results are not very encouraging a re
at 7:25 a.m., >>> president obama asks the country for another four years. >> you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth. >> this was not the kind of speech that bill clinton made. it didn't have that little spark. >> do you think there's a reasonable chance that your husband could lose this election? >> absolutely not. >> the key august jobs report is just in. >> the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1% from 8.3%. the bad news is that only 96,000 jobs were created. this is not the hopeful number that the administration and the country was looking for. >>> prince harry has arrived in afghanistan this morning to begin a new deployment to be on the frontlines facing the taliban. >> drew peterson found guilty of murdering his third wife kathleen savio. maximum sentence of 57 years in prison. >>> two people in federal custody tonight after a hoax claiming a passenger on a flight was carrying a dangerous substance. the incident was a prank. >> this is where things tend to get a little ugly. >> oh, my goodness. look out.
of average americans. ans.other message in the speech was aimed right at president obama's supporters of 2008. jan crawford has been traveling with the romney campaign today. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, it was the most important speech of romney's life and it had a clear message to voters disillusioned by the president: it's okay to oake a change. >> the president hasn't disappointed you because he ed you bo, the president has hasappointed america because he hasn't led america in the right sn'tction. >> reporter: making a direct appeal to independents and americans who believe the country on the wrong track, romney repeatedly referred to president obama's 2008 campaign andise of hope and change. >> i wish president obama had succeeded because i want america to succeed. (cheers and applause) but his promises gave way to disappointment and division. >> reporter: quoting from a 2008 speech by then-candidate obama, romney mocked his expansion ision and offered a different direction. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. (laughter) and to heal the planet. plughter
the election. obama cowl make a gaffe. mitt would win the debates, go could send a flood to destroy all mankind. ( laughter ) so there's hope. >> schieffer: short of building an ark, what is romney's best chance. we'll ask new jersey governor chris christie, and one-time adversary, newt gingrich. so far romney is sticking to a familiar theme, but does he need to do more? >> i will lower the tax rate. he wants to creat to raise them. i'll create jobs and he'll kill them. also marsha blackburn, bob shrum, and larry sabato from the university of virginia center for politics. as we head into first presidential debate, we'll talk about the state of america at home and abroad with the distinguished panel. michelle rhee, former head of the washington, d.c. school system and founder of students first. economist mark zandi of moody analytics. bob woodward, author of "the price of politics" and hendrick smith, author of the new book "who stole the american dream?." it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schief
the president in three swing states. >>> president obama goes on late night television and attacks comments mitt romney made about 47% of americans who don't pay income tax. >> if you want to be president you have to work for everybody not just for some. >> back to school. chicago teachers are heading back to the classroom today after voting to end their first strike in 25 years. >>> a religious scholar unveils evidence that jesus may have had a wife. evidence that jes this is the cbs "this morning" news for wednesday september 19, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning mitt romney continues to deal with fallout over those comments he made in which he said over half of all americans believe they are victims. president obama addressed the issue last night. romney is not backing down. in an interview yesterday, romney said government should not take from some to give to others. on the tape romney also talked about the chances of peace in the middle east. he said the palestinians don't want peace and are committed to the elimination of israel. >> there's
off now than you were four years ago, a question president obama's team should have seen coming but didn't. today as democrats gathered in charlotte for their convention, sh the campaign faces the distraction of trying to set the record straight. nancy cordes is traveling with the president tonight as he surveys the damage from hurricane isaac. good evening, nancy. >> reporter: jim, this is a quick trip for the president, less than three hours. he is touring a damaged neighborhood, meeting with state officials, officials, like governor bobby jindall then it's back to the campaign where the two sides are locked in this vicious debate over whether the economy is on the monday. speaking in toledo, the president told a crowd of autoworkers they were better off thanks to his auto bailout. >> i stood with american workers i stood with american manufacturering, i believed in you i bet on you, i'll make that bet any day of the week. bd because of that bet, three years later that bet has paid if for america! >> reporter: his campaign is doing damage control today after the way some of hi
and '60s out towards the coast. >> it is a big night for president obama as he formally accept the democratic nomination for a second presidential term >> the weather has forced a big change of venue for the big address. >> the venue was moved from the bank of america stadium very disappointed. last night, disappointed would be the wrong word to describe bill clinton's appearance here. his speech really stole the night. >> made a surprise appearance on stage with president clinton at the democratic convention. president obama listen backstage while bill clinton nominated him for a second term >> all want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside but who burns for america on the inside. >> he then turned his sights on mitt romney and paul ryan. he summed up republican arguments this way >> he had not cleaned it up fast enough so fire him and put us back in >> he said romney's plans to cut the deficit with a tax cut does not have that >> is the arithmetic. we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle-down >> president clint
last night to big to be to chp officer kenyan young strong. >>> a un brought obama to be the next president of the united states. >>> with all when several breaking news stories. >>> first got to and did discuss and video into our newsroom. but to 45 this morning there was a fatal shooting on city streets at a color. the tried to keep people away from this crime scene. the of this about the street in the area as well as a marker of the gold card offer into east than 580. we just heard from chp that the door to close at off live for another 45 minutes or so. let us that there's a pretty bad big accident. they had to completely shut down the freeway. the stuff some lanes of highway 17 remain shut down. there were able to reopen the north atlantic of hours ago. the southbound lanes remain close. we just understand a man was rescued who was stuck between two cinderblock walls. this was at the orchard supply. will have more details in a minute. there may be street closures around capitol expressway. just east of one a one. >>> a stretch of highway 17 in the santa cruz mountains expecte
obama is opening leads in states that mitt romney can least afford to lose. have a look at our new poll today. the president now has a 10-point lead in the swing state of ohio, 53% to 43. in florida, another key swing state, mr. obama's lead is nine points, 53% to 44. and the president leads by 12 point in pennsylvania, 54 to 42. this quinnipiac university/cbs news/"new york times" polls has a margin of roar of three points so the leads are significant. our cbs news election analysis team is moving ohio from a toss- up to leaning toward mr. obama. with that, we estimate 255 electoral votes are solidly in the obama camp or leaning that way. for governor romney the number is 206 with 270 needed to win. the president would have to pick up just 15 in the remaining toss-up state that you see on this map in gray. if the president wins ohio, governor romney would have to nearly sweep those toss-up states in order to win the white house. so no surprise that we find both candidates in ohio today. our campaign 2012 team is on their trail and we're going to start tonight with nancy cordes. nancy.
month to vote on mark lee's future. >>> president obama has as large as lead since early july. the 70 rolling average just shows the president of of 49 to 44 percent lead over republican challenger. upon a policy but polling service has expanded his lead there from 5% response. >>> campania for the sun did president obama stopped at big apple p said in force. this man is a bulldozer over in the key battleground state. president obama's spent the past two days they tried to trade home his point that mitt romney is economic plan is short on details and will hurt the middle class. >>> the key and answer questions about how they would hate for five trillion dollars in new hot tax cuts. into the met trillion dollars in new defense spending. >>> he insists that the middle class will not share the burden >>> country to the what the democrats saying i'm not going to increase the tax burden on middle and class, glass family spirit >>> of campaigns move full speed ahead in august issue of the enthusiasm is high. >>> a president has placed zero hundred and $40 million last month. the first of th
>>> the road to charlotte. president obama stops in key battleground states before this week's democratic national convention while republicans continue to attack his first four years in office. >> the president needs to explain why he didn't do what he said he was going to do. >>> after isaac, days after the storm passes over louisiana, hundreds of thousands are without power and neighborhoods remain underwater. >>> and monster mishap, a 4 by 4 truck veers off track injuring spectators at a race. captioning funded by cbs this is the krshs cbs morning news for monday, september 3, 2012. >>> good morning. i'm terrell brown. now it's the democrats' turn. the party is gathering in charlotte, north carolina for hits national convention which opens tomorrow. president obama won't join until later in the week. on sunday, he held a campaign rally at the university of colorado in boulder. then he traveled to toledo, ohio. he'll hold a labor day meeting with union workers there. as the convention begins, the president's supporters are fending off attacks that the first four years were
for his chances of beating president obama. >> his debt in the polls come after a secretly taped video recording of him making controversial comments at a fund-raiser was released and it is also 48 days away from the election. the latest cbs news new york times poll shows that in colorado president obama has a leading ann romney which is a change from august. in virginia the president has extended his lead and in wisconsin the president maintains the same league he did in august. the romney campaign is trying to get back on track after mother jones released a recording this week >> my job is not to worry about, they should take responsibility and care for their lives. >> also indicate romney told donors that 47 percent of americans pay new income taxes and they believe they are victims entitled to government help and will vote for the president no matter what. he went on fox news yesterday not to apologize but to clarify >> course your right there are a number of retirees and military members for not paying taxes as if should be, but, i do believe that we should have enough jobs and en
michelle obama she headlines tomorrow night grace lee shows us the california party leader makes headlines. >>> a war of words from california democratic chair his words compare republicans to the not see minister of propaganda created a fury in both parties that john burton went too far. >>> the danger of romney rye and and republicans >>> john burton making headlines he spoke exclusively with our real partner kcbs and compared republican vice- presidential candidate to a nazi leader known for creating propaganda during the holocaust >>> they're willing to say they lie and they don't care if they like if you like joseph burbles the big lie you've got republicans to believe the earth is flat that was curveballs the big lie they don't care about fax they will like that is not a pejorative the work as a complement >>> no question in this statement he went too far >>> joe touman said that is the wrong message to send the day before the democratic national convention >>> if i'm running the convention i'm mad as heck are getting ready to read this up the lead story in the news cycle is about th
different paths. >> the crowd was on their feet as president obama took the stage to make it official. >> i expect your nomination for president of the united states. >> he says that this election is not just about him, it is a choice. >> on every issue, the choice that you face will not just be between two cadidates or two parties but it will be a choice between two different path for america. >> the president says that republicans only have one passed. >> have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit too high, try another. feel a cold coming on, take two tax cuts. >> joe biden stuck to the line which has become a catch phrase for him. >> osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> democrats hope be energy and momentum of these last few days will carry forward now that the conventions are over and the fall campaign begins. the president says that this election is still about hope. >> if you share that hope with me, then i ask you tonight for your vote. >> president joe biden says that americans never lost faith. >> you never quit on america and you deserve a president that will never
panthers. hut president obama will be on the stage behind me instead in a much smaller forum which leaves no room for tens of thousands of party volunteers. we have bob schieffer and our campaign 2012 reporting team in charlotte and we'll start tonight with byron pitts. byron? >> reporter: well, scott, according to the d.n.c., 65,000 people would have filled this stadium. another 19,000 on the waiting list. but tonight all that has changed. late today work crews were stripping down this set at bank of america stadium for what was en have been both politically hed visually the most important moment at this year's democratic convention. some 65,000 people were supposed to pack this outdoor football stadium-- a scene purposely ll iniscent of the 2008 honvention in denver. cot mother nature had other plans. eith severe thunderstorms .appening almost every night this week and still in the forecast for thursday evening, d.n.c. communications director brad woodhouse says campaign officials did not want to take the safety risk. >> there are things outside of your control, you know, i mean, this i
>>> the last word. president obama accepts the democratic nomination and lays out his vision for a second term in the white house. >> you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth. and the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> while vice president joe biden draws a contrast with the republican ticket. >> you see, you, we, most americans have incredible faith in the decency and hard work of the american people and we know what has made this country. it's the american people. >>> but will more americans go back to work. the government releases the august unemployment report this morning. >>> and standing strong. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords brings the convention crowd to its feet when she delivers the pledge of allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 7, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. happy friday. good to be
, especially in the fast track planes. >> first lady michelle obama has an urgent task at the convention, persuade voters to give him more time to finish the job. >> they want to make sure he stays there. >> the big theme is are we better off for the democrats >> it certainly is and it is every four years. this is where it is all happening starting today at the national convention. the energy is increasing and it will continue to happen through the evening with michelle obama taking the spotlight. the stage has been built and the party platform released in democrats are ready to kick off their 2012 convention >> this has been such an historic time that i could not imagine coming >> republicans will not let go of the question, are americans better off than they were four years ago? >> on want to ask the people struggling to find work if they're better off >> 52% of likely voters say the country is worse off than it was four years ago and 54 percent say the president does not deserve to be reelected based solely on his performance. vice-president joe biden is leading the charge to convince
to be a long and slow recovery begins. mitt romney gets a look at the damage and president obama heads there on monday. >>> more americans are hitting the road in labor day weekend but at a cost. gasoline prices are at more than $4 a gallon in at least five states. >>> a new era begins at penn state as the nittany lions take to the field. can the players and the college community put the jerry sandusky sex scandal behind them? and the lighter side of politics. >> there's a certain magic about a good cartoon. when you hit that, you really -- it's really, really great. >> inside the mind of a pulitzer prize winning cartoonist. all that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," all that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," september 1st, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> thanks for joining us and welcome to the beginning of your nice hopefully long holiday weekend. welcome chip reid. >> it's great to be here. >> good to see you. >> we begin with the after smat of hurricane isaac. the storm is passing over the mid-mississippi and lower ohio valleys bringing threats of h
the three swing states considered crucial for his chances and be president obama. >>> romney stood in the polls come after a secretly taped video recording of have making controversial comments at a fund-raiser. and it's also 48 days away from the election. latest poll shows president obama has a leading colorado. this is a change it on from august 1st running at a five point lead. president obama extended his lead in virginia and wisconsin. this after that secret recording of raw meat speaking at a campaign fund raiser. >>> there is a 47% or with them depend on him. >>> romney claimed half of americans think they're the victims the title for government support. he still believes that his comments that he represents his view that governments need to be smaller. he won on fox news yesterday not to apologize but to clarify. >>> that are a number of retirees and members of the military who aren't paying taxes and that's as it should be. but i do believe that we should have enough jobs anti of take-home pay so that people have the privilege of higher incomes that allowed them to be pay
. president obama seems to be enjoying a post-convention lift and over the weekend he got a lift of a different kind. campaigning in florida he stopped at big apple pizza and ended up getting more than just a pie. giving the president a bear hug, scott, owner of the pizza shop said he's a registered republican who plans to vote for president obama. >> i don't vote party line. i vote who i feel comfortable with. i do feel extremely comfortable with him. >> reporter: he's a voter in a key battleground state. >> florida is always close. >> reporter: and president obama spent the past two days there trying to drive home his point that romney's economic plan is short on details and will hurt the middle class. >> they couldn't answer questions for how they will pay for $5 trillion in new tax cuts and new defense spending without raising taxes on the middle class. >> reporter: romney won't say which tax loopholes he'll close to pay for his tax cuts, but he insists the middle class won't shoulder the burden. >> contrary to what the democrats are saying i won't increase the tax burden on
. as their convention kicks off in charlotte. >> first lady michelle obama will be the headliner on the first night at the convention. >> this whole idea of folks better off now than they were four years ago, that's the central question to the election. >> the president can say a lot of things, and he will, but he can't tell you that you're better off. >> you want to know whether you're better off? i got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >>> a massive wildfire raging right now in southern california. >> only 5% contained. the fire has burned 3,600 acres. >> i don't want this place to burn up. >> it has been one week since isaac slammed into the gulf coast, and still tens of thousands are in the dark. >> president obama visited a parish hit hard by hurricane isaac on monday. >> democrat or republican, we're all just americans looking out for one another. >> a close call for a homeowner. a moose attacked him. >> scared the crap out of me. do not jump on my car, mr. moose. >> you add in a bulldozer in a very crowded parking lot, angry by-standers, an
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